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Offline Kev

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #810 on: August 31, 2016, 06:55 AM »
I've just dismantled my clamp rack as I put these and the rest of my tools and toys into temporary storage. Not rushing out and buying a bevy of Bessey clamps is doing my head in [embarassed] [sad]

Offline Grakat

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #811 on: August 31, 2016, 08:43 PM »
I only want 2 x 1000mm clamps and then the set is complete. I hope they are some left in Sydney at the rate you lot seem to be buying them up.  :-\

Regards
Graham

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Offline Kev

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #812 on: September 01, 2016, 03:11 AM »
I only want 2 x 1000mm clamps and then the set is complete. I hope they are some left in Sydney at the rate you lot seem to be buying them up.  :-\

@Grakat what does a "set" consist of?

I've got 4x each of 7 different size k's and 2 size quicks .. then everything else is just lots of "stuff". These things can be expensive outside of promotions when you plan a project and recognise a need - but crystal balling your clamp needs is pretty hard [embarassed]

Offline Grakat

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #813 on: September 01, 2016, 03:20 AM »
@Kev

I am looking at 4 of each size as the minimum but it's early days. Initial plans are 4 X 600, 4 X 1000, and 4 X 1500 then going from there.
Regards
Graham

Festool ETS150/3, TS55, CT26, DF500+ Domino set, PS300, HKC55

Offline Mr_Mod

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #814 on: September 01, 2016, 07:24 AM »
postman delivered me 2 of these today, worked out at A$220 per systainer set from the NL including postage. much cheaper than if i went to buy here

Offline Mike B

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #815 on: September 01, 2016, 08:09 AM »
That's an awesome price! Care to share the source?  ;)

Offline Grakat

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #816 on: September 02, 2016, 05:36 AM »
Picked up 2 X 1000mm clamps today. Got that lot sorted. Now for the 1500mm clamps
Regards
Graham

Festool ETS150/3, TS55, CT26, DF500+ Domino set, PS300, HKC55

Offline Kev

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #817 on: September 02, 2016, 06:18 AM »
That's an awesome price! Care to share the source?  ;)

Yeh @Mr_Mod ... please share detail

Offline Untidy Shop

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My late father worked as a maintenance carpenter in that plant for around 15 years until 1975 when he retired. This plants other claim to fame and historical fact of note is that it built the worlds first ever Ute pre WW11.

Expected end, but still a sad day.
« Last Edit: September 26, 2016, 07:43 AM by Untidy Shop »
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My late father worked as a maintenance carpenter in that plant for around 15 years until 1975 when he retired. This plants other claim to fame and historical fact of note is that it built the worlds first ever Ute pre WW11.

Expected end, but still a sad day.


If Australia was clever, the government would bootstrap something creative in solar/electric road trains, transport (self drive) ... but our government hasn't got enough creativity to create a new toilet brush [sad]

Offline Untidy Shop

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #820 on: September 27, 2016, 05:21 AM »
I see from Facebook, Festool Australia is hiring -

Festool Australia is hiring – seeking an experienced and passionate Marketing Communications Specialist. Is this you? See link for details.
http://ow.ly/LZTo304ynMk



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Offline SRSemenza

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #821 on: September 27, 2016, 10:24 AM »
The Last V8. Makes me think of MadMax!

Seth

Offline Untidy Shop

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Re: One for the Aussies...AFL Final
« Reply #822 on: October 01, 2016, 03:13 AM »

Australian Football League Grand Final
Yeh the Doggies
Grand Final Winners, AFL 2016.

First Grand Final Win by Footscray since 1954.

« Last Edit: October 01, 2016, 03:17 AM by Untidy Shop »
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Offline Kev

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #823 on: October 11, 2016, 02:50 AM »
Curious how we'll go on the next Festool price hike. I'm betting the price out of Germany will be bumped up for everything to offset their US giveaway spree. I don't begrudge people getting a deal, but I'll be extremely angry if it's funded by other markets. Plus Oz being a "poor cousin" and not a Festool direct business makes us further vulnerable (and then there's the local price fixing).

Haven't seen a decent "special" from Festool Oz in a long time [sad]




Offline Untidy Shop

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #824 on: October 11, 2016, 04:09 AM »
Curious how we'll go on the next Festool price hike. I'm betting the price out of Germany will be bumped up for everything to offset their US giveaway spree. I don't begrudge people getting a deal, but I'll be extremely angry if it's funded by other markets. Plus Oz being a "poor cousin" and not a Festool direct business makes us further vulnerable (and then there's the local price fixing).

Haven't seen a decent "special" from Festool Oz in a long time [sad]

Well @Kev, it appears that this model sander is a '110V Special' expressly for the NA market.

Many companies cross subsidise their markets. Look at international drug companies, or the way Apple or Google operate here. Sure I would not be happy if FESTOOL subsidised this NA initiative from its other markets, but I suspect this is a Festool US initiative playing to that market.

In the visitors comments on Festool Aust Facebook Page there is this -
Currently this machine is a USA 110v machine and is not available in other countries at this time. This machine is not compatible with the AU 240v circuits so can not be used in Australia. Once we have further information we will advise.

So are they hinting on FB that the US model is indeed a 'special' (as in cheapie); or are they deliberately ignoring the 240 V version available in U.K [not available in other countries at this time]?
https://www.festool.co.uk/Products/Pages/Product-Competence.aspx?foc=online_exzenterschleifer
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Offline Xoncention

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #825 on: October 11, 2016, 10:56 AM »
Curious how we'll go on the next Festool price hike. I'm betting the price out of Germany will be bumped up for everything to offset their US giveaway spree. I don't begrudge people getting a deal, but I'll be extremely angry if it's funded by other markets. Plus Oz being a "poor cousin" and not a Festool direct business makes us further vulnerable (and then there's the local price fixing).

Haven't seen a decent "special" from Festool Oz in a long time [sad]





Festool paid millions to register a 3 year deal to price fix their products in Australia so there is no discounting between dealers permitted.  Besides paying the "Australia Tax" that all multinational companies seem fit to lumber us with, they then pull the wool over the eyes of the regulators and say that this is for "service and warrantee" purposes...  >:(

Offline Untidy Shop

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #826 on: October 11, 2016, 05:13 PM »
Yes @Xoncention  and remember that this 'Service and Warranty' offered here is not equal in customer benefit to that offered in NA and the UK.
« Last Edit: October 11, 2016, 05:17 PM by Untidy Shop »
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Offline Grakat

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #827 on: October 12, 2016, 04:21 AM »
Agree 100% with what you are saying.

Only thing I found funny was people jumping to defend TTS and their practice. Have a look at the FB page and read the reviews. I love the tools but hate the practices, as do the rest of us here.

Sorry for the absence, been swimming around the Outback for a bit.
Regards
Graham

Festool ETS150/3, TS55, CT26, DF500+ Domino set, PS300, HKC55

Offline Untidy Shop

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Re: One for the Aussies...Australian Festool Inspector.
« Reply #828 on: November 11, 2016, 01:01 AM »
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Offline Grakat

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #829 on: November 23, 2016, 04:13 AM »
Hello again,

I wonder what is on sale in the next round of promotions. It's not really a discount but anything in our favour I will take.

Last round I got the FS3000 rail for the sale price. Hopefully the routers will be up for sale this time.
Regards
Graham

Festool ETS150/3, TS55, CT26, DF500+ Domino set, PS300, HKC55

Offline Kev

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #830 on: November 23, 2016, 08:24 AM »
I just hope they don't bump the prices horrifically!

Though there's only a handful of things from Festool I still want .. once we've moved I'll be looking to some of the bigger stuff. I may even shock some people and let a few Festool things go [big grin]

Offline Holmz

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #831 on: November 24, 2016, 12:22 AM »
Went out to run an errand in the ute.
The ol barstard would not even click.

I checked the lights... (The were off)
Went to pop the bonnet and it was already cracked open.
Looked inside... And no battery.

Call the Coppers to see if they wanted to know.
...
Question #6, "Did you see them take it?"
Answer #7, "If I did I would be calling about assault and battery, but I am only calling about the battery."

Luckily I had not yet loaded up the ute.

Offline Grakat

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #832 on: November 27, 2016, 10:28 PM »
@Kev

Yes I agree about the prices. There is no real justification for them to go up. We will wait and see.
Regards
Graham

Festool ETS150/3, TS55, CT26, DF500+ Domino set, PS300, HKC55

Offline Kev

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #833 on: November 27, 2016, 10:41 PM »
Went out to run an errand in the ute.
The ol barstard would not even click.

I checked the lights... (The were off)
Went to pop the bonnet and it was already cracked open.
Looked inside... And no battery.

Call the Coppers to see if they wanted to know.
...
Question #6, "Did you see them take it?"
Answer #7, "If I did I would be calling about assault and battery, but I am only calling about the battery."

Luckily I had not yet loaded up the ute.

@Holmz

This is what's wrong with the world ... the thieves are lower that scum. Take the entire car and you'd notice, steal your battery and you wouldn't know - but you could be in a life threatening emergency [mad] [mad] [mad] I mean, just leave the bonnet up or something [sad]

The perfect future for people like this is becoming fertiliser.


Offline Holmz

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #834 on: November 28, 2016, 03:32 AM »
@Kev there is still hope:

Offline Grakat

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #835 on: December 02, 2016, 04:59 AM »
Went out to run an errand in the ute.
The ol barstard would not even click.

I checked the lights... (The were off)
Went to pop the bonnet and it was already cracked open.
Looked inside... And no battery.

Call the Coppers to see if they wanted to know.
...
Question #6, "Did you see them take it?"
Answer #7, "If I did I would be calling about assault and battery, but I am only calling about the battery."

Luckily I had not yet loaded up the ute.

@Holmz

This is what's wrong with the world ... the thieves are lower that scum. Take the entire car and you'd notice, steal your battery and you wouldn't know - but you could be in a life threatening emergency [mad] [mad] [mad] I mean, just leave the bonnet up or something [sad]

The perfect future for people like this is becoming fertiliser.

When I was in the Navy we had a special way of dealing with thieves aboard ship. If caught we would smash their hand in a watertight door and then run them in (report them). Needless to say we've didn't have any theft issues at sea.
Regards
Graham

Festool ETS150/3, TS55, CT26, DF500+ Domino set, PS300, HKC55

Offline Untidy Shop

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Re: One for the Aussies...Christmas debarcle!
« Reply #836 on: December 13, 2016, 06:35 AM »
Festool Aust. Marketing just don't get it.

It's Christmas guys. Really, no promotion catalogue this quarter, no competitions, no deals and no give aways - like a shirt/tape measure with every significant sale, 2 for 1 batts  etc. let alone the 12 Days of Christmas Comp as  in the U.K.

All you  can come up with is a Systainer Christmas Tree on Face Book.! 😱😱😱

And then there is the Fein debarcle!
http://festoolownersgroup.com/general-friendly-chat/'festool-plug-it'-news-from-fein-australia/msg488516/#msg488516



@Kev
« Last Edit: December 13, 2016, 11:19 PM by Untidy Shop »
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― Robert M. Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values

Offline Pykie

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #837 on: December 14, 2016, 03:59 AM »
Anyone know where I can get a Kreg foreman in Aus?

Offline Linbro

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #838 on: December 14, 2016, 05:10 AM »
Maybe Carbatec?

Offline Untidy Shop

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #839 on: December 14, 2016, 05:45 AM »
A search of Carbatec's website confirms they sell Kreg pocket hole jigs, but perhaps not the Foreman.

https://www.carbatec.com.au/joinery-and-adhesives/pockethole-jigs-and-accessories/pockethole-jigs

But why not phone them and see - 1800658111

@Linbro @Pykie
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― Robert M. Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values